Personal Tour: Nacho Figueras’ Buenos Aires

Want to eat, drink, play and shop like a local on your next visit to Buenos Aires? Argentine polo star Nacho Figueras ponies up some insider tips for travellers.

Aug 9, 2009
Nacho Figueras, Buenos Aires

“Buenos Aires has the perfect combination of personalities,” says Argentine Nacho Figueras. “It feels like a sophisticated European city yet also has a laid-back flair, which is part of our Latin blood.”

Considered one of the world’s finest professional polo players, Figueras began travelling around the world for the sport when he was 17, but Buenos Aires always beckoned him home. Figueras now owns a ranch in Pilar—40 minutes outside the city—that he shares with his wife, Delfina Blaquier, and two children.

“My ideal day is to be at home with my horses, playing polo,” says the devoted family man. Yet when he ventures into town, he has treasured downtime spots that never disappoint. Here, the dashing polo legend and Ralph Lauren model shares his favourite places in his beloved Buenos Aires.


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